1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

NEED HELP! Rooting from Android 2.1 on a MAC

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by indyMedium, May 23, 2010.

  1. indyMedium

    indyMedium Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've been researching the possibilities of rooting my Motorola Droid for some time now (against the strong recommendation that I don't from my girlfriend, who works for Best Buy as Mobile Rep); I want to root primarily to utilize the tethering capabilities of the rooted Droid (I'm a touring musician and it's always nice to have the web on the road)

    My Dilemma:
    Of all the information I've dug through, it seems there are only guides, FAQs, tutorials and walkthroughs for rooting Android on IBM PC via Windows. I'm on OSX user on a MacBook Pro. Anyone have any suggestions!?

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    The only step that requires Windows is flashing the .sbf file.

    Unfortunately, the program required to do that, RSD Lite, is a Windows only app.

    So, you'll have to borrow a friend's PC for that step (or if you have it, use parallels or boot camp w/e)
  3. indyMedium

    indyMedium Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That's kind of what I figured I'd have to do; thanks for the suggestion, friend!
  4. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    The easiest thing to do is get a PC

  5. rviscuso

    rviscuso Lurker

    I rooted my droid using just my imac, how can I help you?

Motorola Droid Forum

The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

November 2009
Release Date

Share This Page